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    Amongst the Rarest of all Colt Revolvers.

    Walker Replacement Dragoon, Bearing the Moniker "Fluck" Dragoon in Honor of the Collector who First Identified this Distinct Model. Although it was originally believed that only 300 of these guns were produced, it is now generally accepted that approximately 1000 of these guns were assembled and issued as replacements/adjuncts for the original issue of Colt Walkers. As with the Walker, due to their long term of heavy military use, and the fact that they were popular with civilians after their retirement from military service, there are but a handful of surviving specimens, most of them in rather poor condition. This example, #2933 is a classic specimen and in dramatically better condition than those normally encountered. All matching except for the lever/catch/plunger, which appear to be expertly handcrafted restorations, nearly impossible to detect and interestingly bearing a mismatched #227 on both the lever and catch. All numbers on the gun are struck with the very small die as seen on the Walker. Markings excellent although, interestingly, the US on the frame has been purposefully obliterated, possibly implying Confederate use. The wedge screw and one frame screw also appear to be replacements. All metal generally smooth and dark gray, a few small patches of very light pitting and a few scattered dents most notably on the cylinder. Mechanically perfect, excellent bore. The original grips show considerable wear, with rounding at the corners but very sound and no cracks or chips with a nice smooth untouched patina. Brass straps also with nice patina. The trigger guard strap displays the anomaly of a small (1/4") repaired hole on the face of the grip section. Absolutely done during the period of manufacture and use and and doubtless in keeping with the theory that many of these guns incorporated previously rejected parts from the original Walker contract. A very rare and seldom offered Colt revolver.



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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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